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What Is LiteSpeed Web Server?

What Is LiteSpeed Web Server?

With the rise of mobile devices accessing the Internet and Google’s constantly changing algorithm, there has never been a more important time than ever to have your website optimized for speed.

Personally, this was one of the main catalysts being developing DNRS Web Development in 2021.  I couldn’t find a reliable, dependable, fast web host for my own websites,

One key element in our infrastructure is using all LiteSpeed web servers.

LiteSpeed is a lightweight piece of server software that conserves resources without sacrificing performance, security, compatibility, or convenience.

  • Double the maximum capacity of Apache – The majority of “shared” web hosts still use Apache web server. LiteSpeed Web Server’s streamlined event-driven architecture, capable of handling thousands of concurrent clients with minimal memory consumption and CPU usage.
  • Added security – Continue using already familiar mod_security rules while also taking advantage of a host of built-in anti-DDoS features, such as bandwidth and connection throttling.
  • Reduce complexity – By eliminating the need for an HTTPS reverse proxy or additional 3rd party caching layers.

LiteSpeed vs. Apache Web Server

I’m a big fan of infographics, so here are some benchmarks comparing to the widely popular Apache webserver (what most of the “big brands” use):

LiteSpeed WordPress Cache

A couple of months ago, LiteSpeed implemented their caching software specifically for WordPress.

Our initial testing combined with Cloudflare saw a nice little jump in page-load times across the board.

LiteSpeed has also done their own internal testing that shows performance much better than Apache and other caching plugins:

Of course, all customers have the ability to use LiteSpeed’s WordPress caching plugin free of charge.

While LiteSpeed is just one piece of our infrastructure, it’s a very important one, and helps us deliver crazy-fast speeds so our customers can focus on what’s most important to them; running their businesses.

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